Investment will pave way for 200 new houses in Ferrybank

Ferrybank and Kilkenny City both have large populations and acute housing need

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Funding boost will also see way paved for  200 new houses in Ferrybank

Ferrybank local area office and library.

The way has been paved for up to 200 new houses to be developed in Ferrybank in south Kilkenny, as part of today's Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund announcement.

The site earmarked for the houses is adjacent to the new state-of-the-art park soon to be built in the area. Investment from the Department is to be matched by both Kilkenny and Waterford local authorities each contributing 25%.

It follows news earlier that an investment will be made to allow 800 homes to be developed in the western environs of Kilkenny City. Almost €7.4 million in funding has been made available for Kilkenny City and Ferrybank - two areas in this county where there are large population centres and an acute housing need. Local TD John Paul Phelan has said that it's a big boost for both areas.

“Some 1,000 houses will be built in the two identified locations by 2021, with the potential for 4,080 houses to be built here in total in the long term between both locations," said the Fine Gael TD.

"This funding will help deliver a strong mix of private, rental and social housing delivery at appropriate locations and create new and attractive local communities to live in at affordable prices and rents.

“We know there are housing and accommodation shortages in certain areas and this is keenly felt both in the city and in Ferrybank in particular."